Joanne Kyger Papers, 1875-2018 (bulk 1960-2017) (MSS 730)

Restrictions: Original material too fragile to handle from boxes 35 and 47 has been restricted; photocopies must be used instead. Original sound recordings are restricted; listening copies may be available for researchers.

Extent: 74 Linear feet (165 archives boxes, 1 record carton, 6 shoe boxes, 8 flat boxes, 10 map case folders and 1 film), + approx. 28 GB of digital files

View OnlineFiles originally stored on digital media such as floppy disks and compact discs may be requested through the UC San Diego Digital Collections website, or by using the request boxes embedded in this finding aid in the DIGITAL MATERIALS series.

The papers of Joanne Kyger (1875-2018), an important member of the 'post-beat' West Coast poetry community. The papers document Kyger's life and writing as she traveled through San Francisco, Japan, New York, and Bolinas, California. The bulk of the collection covers the period from 1957 through 2017 and includes correspondence, poetry manuscripts and typescripts, journals, ephemera, photographs, and sound recordings. Also included is a series of Kyger and Lamont family history materials.

Joanne Elizabeth Kyger was a West Coast poet who emerged as the Beat movement was beginning to wane in the 1960s. The daughter of Jacob and Anne Kyger, she was born November 19, 1934. Her father's career as a navy officer led to a peripatetic early life: by the time she was fourteen she had lived in Vallejo, Ca. (where she was born), China, Washington, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Illinois. Her father retired in 1949, and the family settled permanently in Santa Barbara, California.

Kyger attended the University of California at Santa Barbara from 1952 to 1956, where she took classes with Hugh Kenner and Paul Wienphal, both of whom were important to the development of her poetry. She left the university one unit short of her degree, and the following year moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. Kyger soon got a job working at Brentano's Bookstore in San Francisco's North Beach, and she usually spent her nights sharing poems with friends at poetry bars. In 1957 she met John Wieners at The Place, one of the poetry bars, and through him met Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer; it was also during this time that she first met Gary Snyder. Duncan and Spicer were the doyens of a group of poets who would gather on Sundays to read and discuss each other's work. Kyger said of those meetings: "They (Duncan and Spicer) would read what they had written, and everybody else would read what they had written. And you would be severely criticized. A lot of people would be so heavily criticized that they wouldn't come back."

Later Kyger moved to the East West House, where such writers as Philip Whalen, Lew Welch, and Jack Kerouac were occasional residents. In 1960 she moved to Japan, where she and Snyder were married on February 23. There were two ceremonies: one by the American consul and another at the Daitoku ji monastery in Kyoto. Her life with Snyder in Kyoto and later in India is the subject of The Japan and India Journals, 1960-1964 (1981). Following her divorce from Snyder in 1964 Kyger returned to the Bay Area. She has said about this time, "I just took off on this big energy cruise. I had lots to say to everybody, and it wasn't like playing second fiddle anymore." The following year Donald Allen published her first book, The Tapestry and the Web (1965).

In 1966 Kyger married the painter Jack Boyce, and together they travelled through Spain, France, Italy, and England. Upon their return Kyger and Boyce stayed briefly in New York, and then in 1967 returned to the San Francisco area where they spent the next year. In 1968 the two traveled to Bodega Bay, then to Bolinas in 1969, where Kyger continued to live (she and Boyce separated in 1970). In the 1970s Bolinas was known for being a center for wandering poets, as well as a home for Philip Whalen, Robert Creeley, Donald Allen, Tom Clark, and others. Kyger lived with artist Donald Guravich from 1978 until her death in 2017; they were married in 2013. She maintained an active presence in the community, and was particularly concerned with environmental issues. She continued to travel extensively, including several trips to Mexico, while continuing to publish her poetry. Kyger died March 22, 2017 in Bolinas, California.

Selected Bibliography: The Tapestry and the Web (1965), Joanne (1970), Places to Go (1970), Desecheo Notebook (1971), Trip Out and Fall Back (1974), All This Every Day (1975), The Wonderful Focus of You (1980), Up My Coast (1981), The Japan and India Journals 1960-64 (1981), Mexico Blonde (1981), Going On: Selected Poems 1958-80 (1983), Again: Poems 1989–2000 (2001), As Ever: Selected Poems (2002), The Distressed Look (2004), God Never Dies (2004), About Now: Collected Poems (2007), On Time: Poems 2005-2014 (2015), and There You Are: Interviews, Journals, and Ephemera (2017).

The Joanne Kyger Papers document Kyger's career as a poet and important member of the West Coast poetry community. Materials include correspondence with prominent poets, artists, and editors; manuscript and typescript drafts of Kyger's poetry; journals; photographs; and sound recordings of spoken word events.

Accession Processed in 2010

Arranged in eight series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 5) OTHER PROJECTS, 6) SUBJECT FILES, 7) IMAGES, and 8) SOUND RECORDINGS.

Accession Processed 2019-2021

Arranged in twelve series: 9) JOURNALS/DIARIES, 10) BIOGRAPHICAL, 11) CORRESPONDENCE, 12) WRITINGS, 13) WORKS BY OTHERS, 14) SUBJECT FILES, 15) PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, 16) BOLINAS MATERIALS, 17) PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEGATIVES, 18) VIDEO AND FILM, 19) KYGER FAMILY PAPERS, and 20) DIGITAL FILES.

Joanne Kyger Correspondence, MSS 8. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Container List

Accession Processed in 2011

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Award and grant information; newspaper clippings about Kyger's life and work; personal papers including calendars, biographies, and notes; and interviews with Kyger for various publications and projects. Materials related to Kyger's marriage to Gary Snyder include photographs of their wedding and reception, a photocopy of the marriage certificate, and newspaper clippings about the event.

Box 1 Folder 1
Awards and grants, 1987-2005
Box 1 Folder 2
Bibliographies
Box 1 Folder 3
Calendars, 1965-1968 (incomplete)

Interviews

Box 1 Folder 4
1977-2007 and undated
Box 1 Folder 5
Interviewed by Michael Price and Dale Smith, 1997
Box 1 Folder 6
Interviewed by Anne Waldman
Box 1 Folder 7
Interviewed by John Suiter - Two interviews, 2000-2003
Box 1 Folder 8
Interviewed for Rain Taxi by Eric Lorberer, 2001
Box 1 Folder 9
Bolinas Museum Oral History Project, 2006

Marriage to Gary Snyder

Box 1 Folder 10
Photographs and ephemera
Box 1 Folder 11
Newspaper clippings, 1960
Box 1 Folder 12
Newspaper clippings about Kyger, 1974-2007
Box 1 Folder 13
Miscellaneous material

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Letters, cards, email, and postcards from friends, family, colleagues, editors, and publishers, ranging in date from 1950 to 2008. Correspondence details Kyger's life in San Francisco, Japan, New York, and Bolinas, California, as well as her working relationships with various publishers and magazine editors. Notable correspondents include Donald Allen, Ebbe Borregaard, Joe Brainard, Robert Creeley, Nemi Frost, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, and Philip Whalen. Also of interest are a small number of typescript carbons of letters written by Kyger to friends and family describing her time in Japan. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Unidentified correspondents are arranged chronologically at the end of the series.

Box 1 Folder 14
A - Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 15
Abrams, Sam, 1979-2000
Box 1 Folder 16
Accurso, Richard, 1984-2003
Box 2 Folder 1
Acevedo, Susanna, 1976-1991
Box 2 Folder 2
Acevedo, Susanna and Arthur Okamura, from Bali, 1979-1980
Box 2 Folder 3
Adnan, Etel, 1997-2006
Box 2 Folder 4
Alexander, Paul, 1975-2008
Box 2 Folder 5
Allen, Donald, 1959-1990
Box 2 Folder 6
Amandi, Jocelyn, 1978-1990
Box 2 Folder 7
Anderson, Jim, 1980-2006
Box 2 Folder 8
Antler, 1997-2003
Box 2 Folder 9
Arnold, Bob, 1987-2006
Box 2 Folder 10
Aronowitz, Al, 1992-1995
Box 2 Folder 11
Avec, (Cydney Chadwick, ed.), 1988
Box 2 Folder 12
B - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 13
Bachy, (Leland Hickman, ed.), 1977-1980

Bacon, Joe

Box 3 Folder 1
1975-2007
Box 3 Folder 2
Copies of letters written by Bacon to various people, 1975-1986
Box 3 Folder 3
Baldwin, Gordon, 1973-2007
Box 3 Folder 4
Baldwin, Mado (Gail), 1973-1996
Box 3 Folder 5
Ballard, Micah, 2000-2005
Box 3 Folder 6
Batki, John, 1993-2003
Box 3 Folder 7
Baude, Dawn-Michelle (Kolokithas), 1985-2007
Box 3 Folder 8
Belforti, Rose Marie, 1987-1991
Box 3 Folder 9
Beltrametti, Franco, 1974-1997
Box 3 Folder 10
Benedetti, David, 1990-2007
Box 3 Folder 11
Benton, William, 1977-1994
Box 3 Folder 12
Berg, Peter, 1978-2003
Box 4 Folder 1
Berkson, Bill, 1971-2008
Box 4 Folder 2
Berkson, Lynn O'Hare, 1979-2007

Includes paste-ups of the Bolinas Hearsay News, with Lynn's column "Notes from a Broad."

Box 4 Folder 3
Berlandt, Herman, 2006
Box 4 Folder 4
Berlin, Lucia, 1997-2003
Box 4 Folder 5
Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei, 1979-1981
Box 4 Folder 6
Bertholf, Robert, 1975-2001
Box 4 Folder 7
Beyond Baroque Foundation Literary/Arts Center, 1975-1999
Box 4 Folder 8
Black, Noel, 1998-1999
Box 4 Folder 9
Blackall, Simon, 1966-1969
Box 4 Folder 10
Black Sparrow Press, 1992-2002
Box 4 Folder 11
Blakebrough, Les, 1961-2002
Box 4 Folder 12
Bombay Gin, 1992-1999
Box 4 Folder 13
Borregaard, Ebbe, 1960-2006
Box 4 Folder 14
Boughn, Michael, 1988-2000
Box 4 Folder 15
Boyce, Jack, 1964-1972

Includes letters to Kyger re. Boyce's death.

Brainard, Joe

Box 4 Folder 16-17
1971-1993
Box 4 Folder 18
Letters about Brainard, including correspondence with Ron Padgett about possible book, 1994-2001
Box 4 Folder 19
Brandi, John, 2005-2008
Box 4 Folder 20
Briggs, Eleanor, 1974-1983
Box 4 Folder 21
Briggs, Robert, 1994-2001
Box 4 Folder 22
Brill, Kastle, 1984-1985
Box 5 Folder 1
Brodecky, Bill, 1966-1983
Box 5 Folder 2
Brown, Bill, 1966-1994
Box 5 Folder 3
Brown, Maggie, 1978-2008
Box 5 Folder 4
Brown, Rebecca, 1975-1988

Brunner, Jon

Oversize MC-011-19
ca. 1978
Box 5 Folder 5
1988-1995
Box 5 Folder 6
Burk, Ronnie, 2000-2002
Box 5 Folder 7
Bye, Reed, 1979-2005
Box 5 Folder 8
C - Miscellaneous
Box 5 Folder 9
Café Review, (Steve Luttrell, ed.), 1992-2000
Box 5 Folder 10
Caldwell, Christopher, 2000-2004
Box 5 Folder 11
California College of Arts and Crafts, 1977
Box 5 Folder 12
Cantor, Margery, 1985
Box 5 Folder 13
Charters, Ann, 1981-2000
Box 5 Folder 14
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, 2000-2003

Includes an interview of Joanne Kyger and David Meltzer's interview of Philip Whalen.

Box 5 Folder 15
Clark, Tom and Angelica, 1966-2007
Box 5 Folder 16
Clorfeine, Stephen, 1975-1997
Box 5 Folder 17
Coffey, Dan, 2000-2001
Box 5 Folder 18
Collom, Jack, 1994-2007
Box 5 Folder 19
Congdon, Kirby, 1967
Box 5 Folder 20
Connor, Julia, 1992-2006
Box 5 Folder 21
Coordinating Council of Literacy Magazines, 1979
Box 5 Folder 22
Corman, Cid, 1962-1991
Box 5 Folder 23
Creeley, Robert, 1966-2003
Box 6 Folder 1
D - Miscellaneous
Box 6 Folder 2
Dahi, Soheyl, (ed. Sore Dove Press), 2004-2008
Box 6 Folder 3
Dahme, Dorothy, 1999
Box 6 Folder 4
Daley, Debora, 1976-1979
Box 6 Folder 5
Daley, John, 1978-2007
Box 6 Folder 6
Daley, Patrice, 1986-2001
Box 6 Folder 7
Daniel, Darrin, 1990-1999
Box 6 Folder 8
Davidson, Michael, 1976
Box 6 Folder 9
Davies, Alan, 1975-1999
Box 6 Folder 10
De Ferreccio, Jazmin Aminian, 2000
Box 6 Folder 11
Degli Esposti, Rita and John Gian Pozzi, 1979-2001
Box 6 Folder 12
Demers, Robin, 2005-2007
Box 6 Folder 13
DeSilver, Albert, 1996-2005
Box 6 Folder 14
DeVore, Trane, 2005-2006
Box 6 Folder 15
Dharmadhatu Berkeley, 1976-1977
Box 6 Folder 16
di Prima, Diane, 1976-2006
Box 6 Folder 17
Donlon, Helen, 1987-1997
Box 6 Folder 18
Dorn, Ed and Jennifer, 1974-2003
Box 6 Folder 19
Dorsky, Nathaniel, 2000-2006
Box 6 Folder 20
Doss, Margot Patterson and John, 1966-2002
Box 7 Folder 1
Drees, Mahina, 1975-1979
Box 7 Folder 2
Dull, Dora, 1959-1963
Box 7 Folder 3
Dunn, Annalee, 2002-2006
Box 7 Folder 4
Dunn, James, 2002-2008
Box 7 Folder 5
E - Miscellaneous
Box 7 Folder 6
East West House - Kyger's letters to friends at East West House detailing her trip to Japan, ca. 1960
Box 7 Folder 7
Edwards, Ernesto, 1986-2008
Box 7 Folder 8
Eigner, Larry, 1986
Box 7 Folder 9
Ellingham, Lewis, 1975-2007
Box 7 Folder 10
Elmslie, Kenward, 1974-1999
Box 7 Folder 11
E.P. Dutton, Inc., 1985
Box 7 Folder 12
Everyman Publishers, PLC, 2002
Box 7 Folder 13
Exquisite Corpse, (Andrei Codrescu, ed.), 1992-1995
Box 7 Folder 14
F - Miscellaneous
Box 7 Folder 15
Fagin, Larry, 1967-2004

Includes Lettre de Paris by Kyger and Fagin.

Box 7 Folder 16
Falk, Jane, 1999-2007
Box 7 Folder 17
Fattal, Simone, 1996-2007
Box 7 Folder 18
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1979-2006
Box 7 Folder 19
Ferlinghetti, Selden "Kirby", 1988-2001
Box 7 Folder 20
Ferraris, Fred, 1997
Box 8 Folder 1
Field, Tom, ca. 1959-1995
Box 8 Folder 2
First Light Films, re. film Women and the Beats, 1993-1994
Box 8 Folder 3
Fitzgerald, Dora, 1978-2003
Box 8 Folder 4
Follet, CB, ed. Beside the Sleeping Maiden: Poets of Marin, 1996-1997
Box 8 Folder 5
Fox, Hugh, 1967-1968
Box 8 Folder 6
Frost, Nancy Drew, 1962-2007
Box 8 Folder 7-9
Frost, Nemi, 1957-2007

Frost, Robert T. M. "Robin"

Oversize MC-011-20
1957
Box 8 Folder 10
1957-1958
Box 8 Folder 11
Frumkin, Kathleen, 2002-2007
Box 8 Folder 12
Frym, Gloria, 1990-2006
Box 8 Folder 13
G - Miscellaneous
Box 8 Folder 14
Gach, Gary, 1988-2007
Box 8 Folder 15
Gallup, Dick, 1978-1981
Box 8 Folder 16
Gare du Nord, (Douglas Oliver and Alice Notley, eds.), 1997-1998
Box 8 Folder 17
Gas, (Kevin Opstedal, ed.), 1991-1998
Box 8 Folder 18
Gitin, Maria, 1976
Box 8 Folder 19
Goldfarb, Sidney, 1999-2007
Box 8 Folder 20
Grace, Nancy, 2001-2002
Box 8 Folder 21
Greene, Anne, 1976
Box 8 Folder 22
Grenier, Robert, 1975-1999
Box 8 Folder 23
Grimm, Mary - Correspondence regarding Nancy Drew Frost's death, 2007
Box 9 Folder 1
Guravich, Donald and family, 1999-2007
Box 9 Folder 2
Gustafson, Jim, 1981-1984
Box 9 Folder 3
H - Miscellaneous
Box 9 Folder 4
Hailey, Deborah, 1993-2000
Box 9 Folder 5
Halper, Jon, 1988-1989
Box 9 Folder 6
Harmon, Harvey S., 1958
Box 9 Folder 7
Haselwood, Dave, 1990-2002
Box 9 Folder 8
Hastings, Lee Adair, 1961-2006
Box 9 Folder 9
Hatch, Annie, 1960-1963
Box 9 Folder 10
Hatch, Jim, 1990-1993
Box 9 Folder 11
Hawkins, Bobbie Louise, 1980-2007
Box 9 Folder 12
Heath, Jenny, 1991-2007
Box 9 Folder 13
Heijinian, Lyn, 1995-2003
Box 9 Folder 14
Heilig, Steve, 2000-2007
Box 9 Folder 15
Heineman, Lydia, 1999
Box 9 Folder 16
Hemensley, Kris, 1976-1984
Box 9 Folder 17
Hennessy, Lois, [Gary Snyder's mother], 1961
Box 9 Folder 18
Hickman, Leland, 1966-1991
Box 9 Folder 19
Hollo, Anselm and Jane, 1981-2007
Box 9 Folder 20
Holt, Jessica, 2006-2007
Box 9 Folder 21
Hoogstraten, Harry, 1978-1980
Box 9 Folder 22
Hoyem, Judy, 1968-2006
Box 9 Folder 23
Hriskos, Jim and Virginia, 1965-1967
Box 9 Folder 24
Hunt, Byron Alton, ca. 1979-1980

Hyner, Stefan

Box 9 Folder 25-26
1983-2000
Box 10 Folder 1
2001-2008 and undated
Box 10 Folder 2
I - Miscellaneous
Box 10 Folder 3
Intersection, Center for the Arts and Religion, 1976-1989
Box 10 Folder 4
Irby, Kenneth, 1989-2008
Box 10 Folder 5
J - Miscellaneous
Box 10 Folder 6
Jarnot, Lisa, 1988-2006
Box 10 Folder 7
Jenkins, Dora, 1998-2005
Box 10 Folder 8
Johnson, Diane, 1977-1979
Box 10 Folder 9
Johnson, Kent, 1988-1989
Box 10 Folder 10
Johnson, Maile, 1987-2006
Box 10 Folder 11
Johnson, Ron, 1984-1998
Box 10 Folder 12
Johnson, William J. (Bill), 1976-1997
Box 10 Folder 13
Johnston, Alastair and Dawn, 1976-2006
Box 10 Folder 14
Jones, Jamey, 1994-2007
Box 10 Folder 15
Joy, Joan, 1962-2001
Box 10 Folder 16
K - Miscellaneous
Box 10 Folder 17
Kahn, Lloyd, 2006-2008
Box 10 Folder 18
Kahn, Paul, 1977-2006
Box 10 Folder 19
Kapleau, DeLancey, 1962-1963
Box 10 Folder 20
Kearney, Margaret, 1978-2005
Box 10 Folder 21
Kervin, Brian, 2000-2007
Box 10 Folder 22
Killian, Kevin, 1991-1997
Box 10 Folder 23
Kite, Mary, 2004-2005
Box 10 Folder 24
Koller, Jim and Maggie Brown, 1966-2006
Box 10 Folder 25
Kowit, Steve, 1987-1988
Box 11 Folder 1
Krafft, Charles, 1977-2004
Box 11 Folder 2
Kundawala, Ish, 1988-1998
Box 11 Folder 3
Kush (Steven Kushner), undated
Box 11 Folder 4
Kyger, Anne [Kyger's mother], 1960-1986
Box 11 Folder 5
Kyger, Jacob [Kyger's father], 1960-1961
Box 11 Folder 6
L - Miscellaneous
Box 11 Folder 7
La Alameda Press, 1999-2004
Box 11 Folder 8
Lally, Michael, 1975
Box 11 Folder 9
Lamont, Kimberly M., 1991-1993
Box 11 Folder 10
Lampe, Keith (aka Ro-Non-So-Te, Ponderosa Pine), 1971-1995
Box 11 Folder 11
Lance, Jeanne, 1973-2004
Box 11 Folder 12
Larsen, Nicolai, undated
Box 11 Folder 13
LaVoie, Steven, 1976-1987
Box 11 Folder 14
Lawless, Gary, undated
Box 11 Folder 15
Laws, Judy, 1967
Box 11 Folder 16
Lazzeri, Simone, 1978-1990
Box 11 Folder 17
Lerner, Steve, 1985-2005
Box 11 Folder 18
Levi, Louise Landes, 1991-2007
Box 11 Folder 19
Lifshin, Lyn, undated
Box 11 Folder 20
Loewinsohn, Ron, 1963-1968
Box 11 Folder 21
Lowell, Douglas, 1986
Box 11 Folder 22
Lowry, Thea [Gary Snyder's sister], 1961-1962
Box 11 Folder 23
M - Miscellaneous
Box 11 Folder 24
MacAdams, Lewis, 1967-2007
Box 11 Folder 25
MacAdams, Ocean Lee, 1978-2001
Box 12 Folder 1
MacAdams, Phoebe, 1975-2005
Box 12 Folder 2
Main, Alvin and June, 1960
Box 12 Folder 3
Mallman, Jerome, 1958-2007
Box 12 Folder 4
Malone, Eric, 2003-2004
Box 12 Folder 5
Marin Arts Council, 1987
Box 12 Folder 6
Marin Poetry Center, 1996-2003
Box 12 Folder 7
Marsh, Kate, 1981-2003
Box 12 Folder 8
Marshall, Tom, 1980-1995
Box 12 Folder 9
Martin, Richard, 2000-2002
Box 12 Folder 10
Mayo, Gui, 1999-2006
Box 12 Folder 11
Mazer, Ben, 2004-2008
Box 12 Folder 12
McClure, Michael, 1971-2004
Box 12 Folder 13
McIntyre, Joan, 1975-1980
Box 12 Folder 14-15
McNaughton, Duncan, 1975-2008
Box 12 Folder 16
McNaughton, Genie, 1989-1994
Box 12 Folder 17
McNeill, William (Bill), ca. 1960-1981

Includes a small, undated notebook of McNeill's, describing Kyoto.

Box 12 Folder 18
McQuaid, Diana, 1978-2003
Box 12 Folder 19
Meier, Barbara, 1978-1994
Box 12 Folder 20
Meltzer, David and Tina, 1975-2007
Box 12 Folder 21
Mikolowski, Ken, 1978-1999
Box 13 Folder 1
Miller, Margaret Kyger, 1960-2006

Includes correspondence regarding Margaret's death.

Box 13 Folder 2
Mills, Susannah, 1978-2006
Box 13 Folder 3
Mills College, 1999
Box 13 Folder 4
Millward, Pamela, 1966-1967
Box 13 Folder 5
Money, Peter, 1992-1999
Box 13 Folder 6
Montgomery, John, 1982-1994
Box 13 Folder 7
Moore, Alvin William, 1986-2007
Box 13 Folder 8
Morgan, Bill, 1983-2008
Box 13 Folder 9
Morris, Virginia, 1979-1989
Box 13 Folder 10
N - Miscellaneous
Box 13 Folder 11
Naropa Institute, 1975-2004
Box 13 Folder 12
The National Poetry Series, 1982-1992
Box 13 Folder 13
Navero, Bud, 1978-2006
Box 13 Folder 14
Nevada County Poetry Series (NCPS), 2004
Box 13 Folder 15
Newton, Ryan, 2003-2006
Box 13 Folder 16
Nicosia, Gerald, 1977-1994
Box 13 Folder 17-18
Nisbet, Jim, 1978-2007

Includes correspondence regarding Sweetie's Bar and Café readings.

Box 13 Folder 19
Noel, Susan, 2000
Box 13 Folder 20
Nolan, Pat, 1975-2007
Box 13 Folder 21
Northup, Harry, 1994-2008
Box 13 Folder 22
Notley, Alice, 1986-2001
Box 13 Folder 23
O - Miscellaneous
Box 13 Folder 24
O'Donnell, Joshua, 2003-2007
Box 13 Folder 25
Okamura, Arthur, 1978-2002
Box 13 Folder 26
Olin, Jeni, 1998-2001
Box 13 Folder 27
Opstedal, Kevin, 1993-2008
Box 13 Folder 28
Ostriker, Alicia, 1991-1994
Box 13 Folder 29
Oswald, Ernest, 1983-1984
Box 14 Folder 1
P-Q - Miscellaneous
Box 14 Folder 2
Patterson, Ron, 1998
Box 14 Folder 3
Peabody, Richard, ca. 1996
Box 14 Folder 4
Pearl, (Gregory Stephenson, ed.), 1977-1991
Box 14 Folder 5
Penguin Books, 1966-2001
Box 14 Folder 6
Persky, Stan, 1960-1971
Box 14 Folder 7
Pettet, Simon, 1982-2007
Box 14 Folder 8
Phillips, Lynn, 1975-1982
Box 14 Folder 9
Pirtles, Rebecca Bush, 1992-1998
Box 14 Folder 10
The Poetry Center, 1975-2003
Box 14 Folder 11
Poetry Flash, 1997-2001
Box 14 Folder 12
The Poetry Project, 1976-2004
Box 14 Folder 13
Pohlman, Edward, 1983-2006
Box 14 Folder 14
Powell, Donald, 1979-1982
Box 14 Folder 15
Prevallet, Kristen, 1995
Box 14 Folder 16
Price, Michael, 2001-2003
Box 14 Folder 17
R - Miscellaneous
Box 14 Folder 18
Raderman, Marlene, 1984-1990
Box 14 Folder 19
Rain Taxi, 2001-2005
Box 14 Folder 20
Ratcliffe, Steven, 1998-2005
Box 14 Folder 21
Raworth, Tom, 1961-2006
Box 15 Folder 1
Reddan, Jerry, 2003-2006
Box 15 Folder 2
Reeves, Anne and Francis, 1985-2004
Box 15 Folder 3
Rogoff, Marianne, 1995-2006
Box 15 Folder 4
Romano, Denise, 1995
Box 15 Folder 5
Ross, Charlie and family, 1985-1993
Box 15 Folder 6
Rothenberg, Michael, 1986-2007
Box 15 Folder 7
Rowan, Leslie and Peter, 1976-1993
Box 15 Folder 8
Rubenstein, Carol, 1977-1988
Box 15 Folder 9
Russo, Linda, 1999-2009
Box 15 Folder 10
S - Miscellaneous
Box 15 Folder 11
Safdi, Joe and Sara Schrom, 1978-2007
Box 15 Folder 12
Salazar, Deborah, 1992-1997
Box 15 Folder 13
Sanchez, Ernesto, 1995-2002
Box 15 Folder 14
Sand Dollar Booksellers (Jack Shoemaker), 1975-1978
Box 15 Folder 15
Sanders, Ed and Miriam, 1974-2008
Box 15 Folder 16
Saroyan, Aram, 1998-2002
Box 15 Folder 17
Scalapino, Leslie, 1979-2007
Box 15 Folder 18
Schelling, Andrew, 1993-2006
Box 15 Folder 19
Schiemann, Philipp, 1999-2002
Box 16 Folder 1
Schneider, David, 1983-2007
Box 16 Folder 2
Sears, Loren, 1985-2007
Box 16 Folder 3
Shambhala Sun, 1993
Box 16 Folder 4
Shekeloff, Mertis, 1960-2006
Box 16 Folder 5
Sigo, Cedar, 1998-2007
Box 16 Folder 6
Simpson, Steve, 1999-2005
Box 16 Folder 7
Singh, Rani, 1992-2007
Box 16 Folder 8
Skinner, Jonathan, 2001-2007
Box 16 Folder 9
Skold, Annie, 1960-1963
Box 16 Folder 10
Slack, Jane [Jack Boyce's sister], 1966-1967
Box 16 Folder 11
Small Press Distribution, 1996-2001
Box 16 Folder 12
Small Press Traffic, 2001
Box 16 Folder 13
Smith, Dale and Hoa Nguyen, 1996-2006
Box 16 Folder 14
Smith, Willie, 1994-2002
Box 16 Folder 15
Snell, Roger, 2004-2006
Box 16 Folder 16
Snyder, Gary, 1959-2007
Box 16 Folder 17
Snyder, Harold and Mathilde, 1959-1964
Box 16 Folder 18
Stanley, George, 1958-2003
Box 16 Folder 19
Sugioka, Kimi, undated
Box 16 Folder 20
Suiter, John, 2001-2008
Box 16 Folder 21
T - Miscellaneous
Box 16 Folder 22
Thomas, Jimo, 1987-1999
Box 16 Folder 23
Tills, Steve, 1995
Box 16 Folder 24
Todd, Glenn, 1981-2006
Box 16 Folder 25
Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, 1994-1996
Box 16 Folder 26
U - Miscellaneous
Box 16 Folder 27
University of California Press, 1993-2007
Box 16 Folder 28
Upton, Charles - Photocopies of "open letters" to Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, and the poets of Naropa Institute, undated
Box 16 Folder 29
V - Miscellaneous
Box 16 Folder 30
VanDeWetering, Janwillem, 2003-2007
Box 16 Folder 31
Van Gogh's Ear, (Ian Ayres, ed.), 2001
Box 17 Folder 1
Vincent, Stephen, 1980-2008
Box 17 Folder 2
Vogel, Shelly, 1980-1991
Box 17 Folder 3
W - Miscellaneous
Box 17 Folder 4-5
Waldman, Anne, 1967-2008
Box 17 Folder 6
Warsh, Lewis, 1982-2001
Box 17 Folder 7
Warshall, Peter, 1974-2007
Box 17 Folder 8
Watsky, Paul, 2006-2007
Box 17 Folder 9
Watts, Richard, 1977
Box 17 Folder 10-11
Weigel, Evelyne Kyger, 1958-1987
Box 17 Folder 12
Weishaus, Joel, 1987-2007

Whalen, Philip

Box 17 Folder 13
1960-1991
Box 17 Folder 14
1959-1965 - Photocopies. Originals are located at Reed College
Box 18 Folder 1
Whaling City Review, (John Landry, ed.), 1995
Box 18 Folder 2
Whitefield, Chris, 2003-2006
Box 18 Folder 3
Whitefield, Nancy Breedlove, 1976-1997
Box 18 Folder 4
Wieners, John, 1963-2002
Box 18 Folder 5
Whole Earth Magazine, 1998-1999
Box 18 Folder 6
Wienpahl, Paul, 1960-1961
Box 18 Folder 7
Wilmarth, Richard, 1992-1998
Box 18 Folder 8
Wolfe, Michael, 1980-1986
Box 18 Folder 9
Wolff, Joe, 2007-2008
Box 18 Folder 10
Women-In-Literature, Inc., 1997
Box 18 Folder 11
World Bout Poetry Association, 1992-2003
Box 18 Folder 12
The Writer's Almanac, 1999-2002
Box 18 Folder 13
Wyrick, Claudia, 2003-2004
Box 18 Folder 14
Y - Miscellaneous
Box 18 Folder 15
Yardas, William, 1985-2008
Box 18 Folder 16
Young, Nicole, 2000-2002
Box 18 Folder 17
Z - Miscellaneous
Box 18 Folder 18
Zeno, Karly and Jim, ca. 1970-2008
Box 18 Folder 19
Zoland Books, 1999

Miscellaneous correspondence

Box 18 Folder 20
Notes for Kyger while staying at the Hotel Boulderado, 1978
Box 18 Folder 21
Notes, poems and artwork for Kyger's birthdays

Unidentified correspondents

Box 18 Folder 22
David, 1990
Box 18 Folder 23
Mayra, 1988
Box 18 Folder 24
Michael and Katie, 2000-2001
Box 18 Folder 25
Micah, 1988-2001
Box 18 Folder 26
1950-1969
Box 18 Folder 27
1979-1979
Box 18 Folder 28
1982-1989
Box 18 Folder 29
1991-2006
Box 18 Folder 30
Undated

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) WRITINGS: Handwritten and typescript poetry and writings - completed works as well as fragments of work in progress. Arranged in two subseries: A) Chronological Files and B) Collaborations.

A) Chronological Files: Handwritten and typescript manuscripts and drafts; scrapbooks of Kyger's work on school newspapers; journals and manuscripts for published works, including books where Kyger was a contributor; and, in the case of published projects, correspondence, contracts, galley copies, and page proofs. Of particular interest are the original bound journals Kyger kept in while in Japan and used to create Japan and India Journals published in 1981. The files, ranging in date from 1951 to 2007, are arranged chronologically and in most cases retain Kyger's original folder titles.

B) Collaborations: Arranged chronologically, contains pieces written by Kyger with friends and fellow writers. One unusual piece is a typescript on toilet paper, which Kyger wrote with Stan Persky in 1959. Titled In the Tunnel, the typescript is extremely fragile and a copy has been made for patron use.

Chronological Files

Box 19 Folder 1
Scrapbook - Newspaper clippings of JK's articles for school paper, 1951-1952
Box 19 Folder 2
Scrapbook - Newspaper clippings of articles written by JK for paper El Gaucho, 1954

Early poetry

Box 19 Folder 3
1952-1956
Oversize FB-515 Folder 01
1956
Box 19 Folder 4
Early writing and school assignments, 1954-1955
Box 19 Folder 5
Miscellaneous notes and writings, ca. 1957-1958
Box 19 Folder 6
Duncan poetry workshop notebook, 1958-1959
Box 19 Folder 7-11
Writing, 1958-1959
Box 20 Folder 1
Early spring, 1959
Box 20 Folder 2
In progress and fragments, ca. 1959-1961
Box 20 Folder 3
Writing, 1959-1961
Box 20 Folder 4
Copies of "notebook" poems, 1959-1964
Box 20 Folder 5
Poems from Japan, 1960-1964
Box 20 Folder 6
Miscellaneous poems, 1962-1963

Writings

Box 20 Folder 7
1964
Oversize FB-515 Folder 02
1964
Oversize MC-011-25
The Odyssey Poems, 1964
Box 20 Folder 8
Imaginary Apparitions, 1965

The Tapestry and the Web (1965)

Box 20 Folder 9-13
1965
Oversize FB-515 Folder 03
1965
Box 20 Folder 14
Writing, 1965-1966
Box 20 Folder 15
Unpublished manuscripts, 1965-1966
Box 20 Folder 16
The Throned Boy, 1966
Box 20 Folder 17
Poems from Rome, 1966
Box 20 Folder 18
Travels in Europe, 1966 February-September
Box 21 Folder 1
New York City, 1966 September-December

The Fool in April (1966)

Box 21 Folder 2
1966
Oversize FB-515 Folder 04
1966
Box 21 Folder 3
Three Days, 1967

NYC writing, mostly unpublished

Box 21 Folder 4
1967
Oversize MC-011-21
1967
Box 21 Folder 5
NYC, 1967
Box 21 Folder 6
San Francisco/Bolinas, 1967-1968
Box 21 Folder 7
Buchanan Street, 1968
Box 21 Folder 8
This Other Thing, 1968
Box 21 Folder 9
Journals, 1968-1969
Box 21 Folder 10
Salmon Creek, Bodega Bay, 1968-1969
Box 21 Folder 11
Bodega Bay Cosmic News, ca. 1968-1969
Box 21 Folder 12
Bodega Bay Cosmic Revolution, 968-1969 winter

Handwritten copies of poems

Box 21 Folder 13
1968 - ca. 1970
Oversize FB-515 Folder 05
1968
Box 21 Folder 14
Bolinas, 1969
Box 21 Folder 15
Ganesha, March 1969
Box 21 Folder 16
The Tent, 1969 spring - summer
Box 21 Folder 17
Writing, 1969-1974
Box 21 Folder 18
Walk with Arthur O. to Secret Lake, ca. 1970
Box 22 Folder 1-6
Places to Go (1970)
Box 22 Folder 7
Joanne (1970)
Box 22 Folder 8
Cliff House, 1970 fall
Box 22 Folder 9
Lynne's house, 1970 winter - spring
Box 22 Folder 10
Downtown Brighton Avenue, 1970 fall - 1971 spring

Desecheo Notebook (1971)

Box 22 Folder 11-13
1971
Oversize MC-011-22
1971
Box 22 Folder 14
On the Mesa: An Anthology of Bolinas Writing (1971), ed. Joel Weishaus - Correspondence and contracts
Box 22 Folder 15
New house on Evergreen, Poetry Medicine Show, 1971
Box 23 Folder 1
Miscellaneous writing, ca. 1972
Box 23 Folder 2
Writing, 1972
Box 23 Folder 3
Writing, 1972 spring - winter
Box 23 Folder 4
Writing, 1973
Box 23 Folder 5
Baul, produced by Lewis MacAdams, etc., 1973
Box 23 Folder 6
Keep it Together, 1973-1974
Box 23 Folder 7
Writing, 1973-1974
Box 23 Folder 8
Trip Out and Fall Back (1974)
Box 23 Folder 9
And So On, 1974 summer
Box 23 Folder 10
Writing, 1974-1977
Box 23 Folder 11
Older poems to be rescued, ca. 1974-1985
Box 23 Folder 12-16
All This Every Day (1975) - Includes bound typescript with edits
Box 23 Folder 17
Miscellaneous copies of typescripts - Out the Window, Up My Coast, etc., 1975-1977
Box 24 Folder 1-2
Writing, 1977
Box 24 Folder 3
Bolinas and Boulder, 1977-1978 fall - winter
Box 24 Folder 4
Bolinas Soap Opera, for Radio Free Bolinas, 1978
Box 24 Folder 5
Pretty contemporary summer, 1978
Box 24 Folder 6
Writing, 1978-1978
Box 24 Folder 7
The Wonderful Focus of You (1979)
Box 24 Folder 8
Writing, January-October 1980
Box 24 Folder 9
The Oral Tradition of the Garden of Eden, 1980
Box 24 Folder 10
Bolinas, 1980-1981
Box 24 Folder 11-14
Japan and India Journals (1981) - Includes original journals, bound
Box 25 Folder 1-2
Japan and India Journals (1981)
Box 25 Folder 3-5
Up My Coast (1981)
Box 25 Folder 6
Calligraphic wonders, inspired brushstrokes, 1981
Box 25 Folder 7
Writing, 1982-1983
Box 25 Folder 8-10
Going On: Selected Poems 1958-1980 (1983)

Restrictions Apply

Box 25 Folder 11-13
Writing, 1983-1986
Box 25 Folder 14-17
The Dharma Committee (1986)
Box 25 Folder 18
Man & Women (1987) - Written with Michael Rothenberg
Box 25 Folder 19
Kwan Yin, 1987 summer
Box 25 Folder 20
Writing, 1987-1988
Box 26 Folder 1
Writing, 1988
Box 26 Folder 2-3
Phenomenological (1989)
Box 26 Folder 4
Writing, 1989
Box 26 Folder 5
At John's house, 1989
Box 26 Folder 6
Writing, 1990
Box 26 Folder 7-10
Just Space: Poems, 1979-1989 (1991)
Box 26 Folder 11
Writing, 1991
Box 26 Folder 12
Naropa, 1991 fall - winter
Box 26 Folder 13
Boulder, 1991 fall
Box 27 Folder 1
Joanne Kyger, 1934-. Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, 1991-1992
Box 27 Folder 2
Writing, 1992
Box 27 Folder 3
Journals, typed, 1992
Box 27 Folder 4
Poems by Joanne Kyger. The New Censorship, vol. 4, no. 10, January 1994
Box 27 Folder 5
Writing, 1993
Box 27 Folder 6
Working manuscript, 1993
Box 27 Folder 7
Journals, typed, January-March 1993
Box 27 Folder 8
Writing, 1994
Box 27 Folder 9
Miwok workings, 1994
Box 27 Folder 10
The Brown Thrasher, 1994
Box 27 Folder 11
Journal, typed, 1994
Box 27 Folder 12
Introduction for Paul Elliott's book, 1994
Box 27 Folder 13
Writing, 1995
Box 27 Folder 14
Journal, typed, 1995